TITANIC star weds for third time
UK: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has married her third husband
in a secret ceremony -- tying the knot with Richard Branson’s nephew Ned
RocknRoll, The Sun tabloid reported on Thursday.
Winslet, 37, was given away by her “Titanic” co-star Leonardo
DiCaprio at an intimate service in New York attended by just a few close
friends and family in early December, according to the paper.
Although Winslet’s spokeswoman confirmed the actress had married, it
came as a surprise to her family -- her father Roger told The Sun “What
are you going on about?” when he was asked. Her new 34-year-old husband,
who changed his name from Abel Smith, works part-time for his tycoon
uncle’s space venture Virgin Galactic. He began dating Winslet last
Winslet first married in 1998 to Jim Threapleton, who was assistant
director on “Hideous Kinky” in which she starred. They had a daughter,
Mia Honey, in 2000 but split up the following year.
Husband number two was Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning British director
of “American Beauty”.
They married in a ceremony on the Caribbean island of Anguilla in May
2003 and their son Joe Alfie was born seven months later, but they
announced an amicable split in 2010.